Project Description


Royal engineers badge


Born 1st June 1896, Aldershot

Baptised 25th June 1896 at All Saint’s Church, Aldershot

Married September 1924 to Gladys Wagstaff, Chesterfield

Two daughters, Eileen and Marian

Died June 1973, Worcestershire

 1901 Census

Father James, military officer, SSM Kings Own Hussars, living Norfolk, mother Sara, born in Ireland. Percy Thomas known as Thomas. Father served in Army until 1916.

1911 Census

Living at Bury St Edmunds with father James Edward, mother Sara. Father is Major in Yeomanry.

Military Service

Rank: Pioneer

Service no: 222371

Military Unit: Royal Engineers

Service from 25.1.17 to 11.4.19

Theatre of war: Served in German East Africa

Information provided on forms completed on election as Member of The Institute of Civil Engineers 20th February 1922

Silver War Badge: Badge no. B180521

Medals: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Not found

Other information

Newspaper announcement of marriage gives his parents as Mr and Mrs J E Giles of Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation at time of marriage – Civil Engineer Assoc. M Inst.C.E. (Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers)

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent in 1918, on active service